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ADAIR Band Nation holds annual Band Banquet at LWC

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By Shamarie Claiborne

On May 14, 2013 the ADAIR Band Nation held their annual Band Banquet at the Lindsey Wilson College Crammer Dining Hall. The purpose of the banquet is to celebrate the accomplishments from the Marching Season and Concert Season as well as recognize outstanding students for individual excellence in different areas.

The Banquet also recognized the 2013 Senior Class as they were treated as honored guests. The closing activities centered on their heartfelt goodbyes before graduation. This year's senior class is a group of very gifted and dedicated students that include: Cole Beard, Tyler Bolin, Eli Coomer, Leslie Cowan, Kaitlyn Crawhorn, Sara Davis, Josh Epperson, Alison Feese, Jared Giles, Cody Herbst, Sarah Howard, Jordan Humpress, Hayley Knifley, Elizabeth Melton, Thomas Murrell, Jamika Payne, Kylie Rayburn, Noah Richard, Brittney Scott, Nick Tupman, and Paige Waddle.


Band Director Tom Case presided over the evening and delivered the following Individual Awards and Recognitions:

- Booster Officers recognized were outgoing President David Herbst and outgoing Vice-President Ron Melton. Their work ethic and dedication will be missed!

- Individuals recognized for their leadership were Eli Coomer, Sara Davis, Alison Feese, Cody Herbst, Elizabeth Melton, Jamika Payne, Nick Tupman, and Paige Waddle.

- The Most Improved Award recipients were Kylie Rayburn, Brittany Lee, Jordan Humphress, Cole Beard, Anna Murrell, Jessica Powell, Joseph McDowell, and Austin Wolford.

- All-State Concert Band members Jared Giles and Josh Epperson were recognized.

- All-District Concert members recognized at the high school level were Kylie Rayburn, Brittany Green, Brittany Lee, Ben Martin, Kieren Ussery, Kyndal Caldwell, Hayley Knifley, Jordan Humphress, Cole Beard, Sydney Bright, Bailey Harris, Anna Murrell, Brandon Breeding, Brittany Curry, Elizabeth Melton, Jamika Payne, Natalie Bryant, Sarah Beth Ferguson, Cody Herbst, Joseph McDowell, Thomas Murrell, Tyler Bolin, and Noah Richard. Members from the middle school level recognized were Austin Owens, Grant Cockerham, Jax Kemp, Jessica Powell, Lauren Talley, Sarah Brockman, Rickianne Rogers, Emily Miller, Hayley Morgan, Justin Butler, Nick Taylor, Savannah Starks, and Travis Hale.

- The evenings Outstanding Musician Award recipients were Leslie Cowan, Hayley Knifley, Sydney Bright, Bailey Harris, Cody Herbst, Josh Epperson, Tyler Bolin, and Jared Giles.

- The recipient of the Most Versatile Award was Brandon Breeding.

- The Legacy Award recipient was Thomas Murrell.

- The prestigious John Phillip Sousa Award was awarded to Jared Giles.

- Graduating Female Band Member with Highest GPA was awarded to Alison Feese.

- Graduating Male Band Member with Highest GPA was awarded to Noah Richard.

- The newly formed Don't Ever Give Up Award in honor of alumni Heather Vanarsdale was presented to alumni Shelby Robertson. Heather Vanarsdale was also given a plaque commemorating the award being established.

- The Junior Class was awarded their varsity letters in Band. The 2014 seniors will be Natalie Bryant, Jonathon Burbridge, Kimberlynn Carter, Kyle Castaneda, Chloe Cheng, Tessa DeWitt, Kate Durham, Sarah Beth Ferguson, Madison Grant, Deziree Kerekes, Nicole Loy, Joseph McDowell, Monica Phillips, and Ashley Simpson.

- Other individuals recognized during the evening for contributions during the 2012 Marching Band Season were Color Guard Captains Sarah Howard and Brittney Scott, Percussion Section Leaders Jared Giles and Noah Richard, and Drum Major Hayley Knifley.

- Assistant Director Jonathon Holmes recognized members of the 2013 Adair Jazz Band which included Cole Beard, Brandon Breeding, Natalie Bryant, Kyndal Caldwell, Josh Epperson, Sarah Beth Ferguson, Jared Giles, Cody Herbst, Jordan Humpress, Harrison Knifley, Hayley Knifley, Joseph McDowell, Elizabeth Melton, Jamika Payne, Harrison Rich, and Kenzie Rogers.

The evening closed with the 2013 Adair Band Seniors being called to attention and reciting the pride cheer for the very last time. - Shamarie Claiborne


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2013 Band Banquet: All State Band Members recognized



2013-05-16 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne. All State Band: Two band members, Jared Giles and Josh Epperson, center were recognized at the Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Annual Adair County Band Banquet for making the All State Band. With them are Director Tom Case, left, and Assistant Director Jonathan Holmes.
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Junior members receive Varsity Letters at Band Banquet



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo.
Varsity Letters: The 2014 seniors will be Natalie Bryant, Jonathon Burbridge, Kimberlynn Carter, Kyle Castaneda, Chloe Cheng, Tessa DeWitt, Kate Durham, Sarah Beth Ferguson, Madison Grant, Deziree Kerekes, Nicole Loy, Joseph McDowell, Monica Phillips, and Ashley Simpson., center were presented at the Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Annual Adair County Band Banquet for making the All State Band. With them are Director Tom Case, left, and Assistant Director Jonathan Holmes. - Shamarie Claiborne, for the ADAIR Band Nation

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Mayor Mark Harris



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Mayor Mark D. Harris
Center. The Mayor's family, Kendra Leveridge, left and Columbia First Ladey Cindy Harris, had many things to celebrate at the Adair County Band Annual Banquet. Mayor Harris assumes the presidency the Adair Band Boosters on June 1, 2013, and Bailey Harris is a rising star who was recognized with special awards during the ceremonies. - Shamarie Claiborne

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2013 Outstanding Musicians at ADAIR Band Banquet



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne. At Adair County High School Band Banquet The evenings Outstanding Musician Award recipients were, not necessarily in order, Jared Giles, Tyler Bolin, Hayley Knifley, Leslie Cowan, Sydney Bright, Bailey Harris, Cody Herbst,, and Josh Epperson. The event was held May 14, 2013, at Lindsey Wilson College. Mr. Case is in the back left; Mr. Holmes is at far right. - Shamarie Claiborne, for the ADAIR Band Nation
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Most Improved recognized at 2013 Adair Band Banquet



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. The Most Improved Award recipients, recognized at the 2013 Adair BAND Nation Banquet. From left, Mr. Case, Kylie Rayburn, Brittany Lee, Jordan Humphress, Cole Beard, Anna Murrell, Jessica Powell, Joseph McDowell, and Austin Wolford. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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Brandon Breeding - Most Versatile band member 2013



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. Band Director Tom Case left and Assistant Director Jonathan Holmes, right presented Brandon Breeding the Most Versatile Award at the ADAIR Band Nation banquet, May 14, 2013. Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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Thomas Murrell receives Legacy Award



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. Thomas Murrell, left pictured here with his mother, Leslie, was the recipient of the Legacy Award.
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The Jazz Band recognized at the ADAIR Band Banquet



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. Assistant Director Jonathon Holmes, left recognized members of the 2013 Adair Jazz Band which includes, front row, from leftSarah Ferguson, Elizabeth Melton, Jordan Humphress, Cole Beard, Jared Giles, Harrison Rich, and Mr. Case. Back row Mr. Holmes, Kyndal Caldwell, Hayley Knifley, Natalie Bryant, Jamika Payne, Kenzie Rogers, Brandon Breeding, Cody Herbst, Josh Epperson, and Joseph McDowell. Very back row: Harrison Knifley. Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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Member leaders of ACHS Band recognized



2013-05-17 - Rob - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. Individuals recognized for their leadership at the 2013 ACHS Band Banquet were Jamika Payne, Alison Feese, Elizabeth Melton, Eli Coomer, Sara Davis, Paige Waddle Back Row: Cody Herbst and Nick Tupman. Mr. Case, is left; Mr. Holmes, right. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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Jared Giles receives prestigious Sousa Award



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. The prestigious John Phillip Sousa Award for 2012-2013 was awarded to Jared Giles, center, between Mr. Case and Mr. Holmes. -Shamarie Claiborne
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Percussionists recognized at ACHS Band Banquet



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. Percussion Section Leaders Jared Giles, second from left and Noah Richard were recognized for leadership in the percussion section. They're flanked by, left Director Tom Case and Jonathan Holmes, Assistant Director. -Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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Outgoing officials honored



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo.
Booster Officers recognized were outgoing President David Herbst (present was not pictured here) and outgoing Vice-President Ron Melton. Their work ethic and dedication will be missed! Above, from left, Ron Melton, Director Tom Cross, and Assistant Director Jonathan Holmes. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District

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The Heather Van Arsdale Don't Ever Give Up Award



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. The newly established Don't Ever Give Up Award in honor of alumni Heather Vanarsdale was presented to alumni Shelby Robertson, standing . Heather Vanarsdale was also given a plaque commemorating the award being established. With them are Mr. Case, left and Mr. Holmes. This award can be given to alumi or a current student each year. - Shamarie Claiborne
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Top GPAs: Alison Feese and Noah Richard



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne. Band Members with the Top GPAs were Alison Feese and Noah Richard, shown above with Mr. Case and Mr. Holmes. - Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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2012-13 Adair Band Banquet: Farewell



2013-05-17 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne, Adair Co. School District photo. The Heartfelt Farewells are the highlight of every Band Banquet when the graduating seniors' say goodbye to their directors, team mates, and each other. -Shamarie Claiborne, Adair County School District
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